by William Kristol
The Royal Navy's blockade of Napoleon, most famously led by Lord Nelson, protected
The history of blockades by free nations is an honorable one. Israel's blockade of Hamas-run Gaza—a blockade that, unlike some of the above, permits the delivery of humanitarian and civilian aid—stands in that tradition. It preserves a tenuous peace in the short run. And it may result in the liberation of Palestinians from Hamas's dictatorship, and prevent their exploitation by a terror-supporting Iranian regime, in the longer run.
The Palestinian Authority owes
This shows the Obama administration does not understand
What can be done? Congress can speak for
But it is not just a matter of congressional resolutions and pressure on the Obama administration. American political leaders can speak up. We survived the Carter presidency partly because men like Ronald Reagan and Scoop Jackson gave our friends hope a better day was ahead.
The dispute over this terror-friendly flotilla is about more than policy toward
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